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Fifty candidates for illegal migration attempting to flee Tunisia to Europe's southern shores were captured over the weekend.

Exclusive: A scheme to repatriate refugees whose asylum bids have been rejected amounts to bullying and bribing desperate people to return to desperate situations, reports Matt Broomfield.

At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

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At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

More than 90 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off Libya's coast as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Dozens of migrants fleeing to Africa drown off Yemen

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Dozens of migrants fleeing to Africa drown off Yemen

An overcrowded boat carrying African migrants from Yemen to Djibouti capsized earlier this week, killing 30 people, the UN has reported

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

Jo Schietti

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

With rampant population growth and a population of 95 million, many Egyptians are leaving in search of opportunities, writes Jo Schietti.

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Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

Human rights groups are in uproar following legal charges brought against activist Helena Maleno, who potentially saved thousands of lives of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

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More than half of Iraq's displaced have returned home

More than half of Iraq's internally displaced have returned to their homes, the UN's International Organization for Migration said on Thursday.

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Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Migrants facing abuse at Libya detention camps could be repatriated within days or weeks, French President Macron said, as a measure to end ...

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Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration ...

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Guma El-Gamaty

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration ...

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister ...

Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

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Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states could ...

Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

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Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally-recognised government announced Sunday, following the release ...

Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, ...

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

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Refugees 'live in squalor' in Greece as arrivals surge

Nearly two years since more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe thousands are still living in squalor after risking their lives crossing the Aegean Sea.

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered under the ...

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Syrians refugees flock at opportunity to return for Eid

"The flood of Syrian families from Turkey to Syria is proof that everyone's dream is to return home"

Mat Nashed

The EU is the real threat to migrants

Comment: If the EU is truly committed to saving lives, then it's time to replace a policy of deterrence with state sponsored rescue missions, ...

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

In-depth: Civilians face grave danger as US and Iraqi troops fight to rout the Islamic State group, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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Iraqi forces retake three districts of Islamic State bastion

The first three districts of Islamic State bastion Tal Afar were recaptured by Iraqi forces on Tuesday, as Baghdad welcomed the Pentagon chief.

Rising refugee flow to Spain could become 'big emergency'

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Rising refugee flow to Spain could become 'big emergency'

More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain from North Africa so far this year, surpassing 2016 totals, with a "big emergency" predicted if the ...

SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

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SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on Islamic State militants from the eastern and western parts of Raqqa have linked up for the first time ...

Scores of migrants 'deliberately drowned' by traffickers near Yemen Scores of migrants 'deliberately drowned' by traffickers near Yemen

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Scores of migrants 'deliberately drowned' by traffickers near Yemen

Refugees were forced off a trafficking boat in open seas leading to the deaths of dozens of refugees, with the UN chillingly discovering the ...

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